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It looks effortless, yet polished. Undone, yet done. But, there is a certain art to mastering natural looking hair. Ready for a quick tutorial on the five golden rules to achieving French girl hair? Read on!

1. Invest in a good haircut
French women aren’t renowned as being die-hard trendophiles. They tend to find a haircut and colour that suits their lifestyle and plays up their best features. Find a look that gives you a bit of versatility within the one cut so that you have different styling options depending on the occasion. For example, this choppy bob from the latest Franck Provost Paris collection Give Me Gold can be worn myriad ways that can look sporty, beachy, classic or more evening appropriate, with just a few styling tips and products. Get your hair cut regularly to keep it in good shape, inside and out.

2. Treat your hair
Natural looking hair = healthy hair. If you want your crowning glory to truly shine, indulge in regular salon treatments to make your hair glow all year round. A Kérastase Chronologiste Caviar treatment is an indulgent in-salon treatment that will make your hair feel soft and nurtured. The Fusio Dose treatment ritualis suitable for all hair types and is a customised mix of super concentrated, blended active ingredients for personalised care designed to instantly and lastingly transform your hair.

3. Ditch the irons
French girl hair is about natural movement. Ironing your hair dead straight is a big no no. Instead, use tongs to create some random bends and waves in your hair on the midlengths only, but make sure you do them in different directions to emulate a more organic look. And make sure you use a heat protection product when using hot tools such as a blowdryer or curling tongs. L’Oréal Mythic Oil Seve Protectrice provides luxuriously nourished, heat protected and replenished hair through essential oils.

4. Use the right products
The three wise men equivalent in hair styling tools to nail a natural look are sea salt spray, volume powder/dust and wax. Add sea salt spray such as L’Oréal Wild Stylers Beach Waves to wet hair and scrunch dry using a hairdryer and your fingers. Add a sprinkle of dust, Kérastase VIP Volume in Powder is ideal, to your roots for additional volume and hold. For a bit of polish, warm a small amount of wax like L’Oréal Tecni.Art Density Material in your hands and apply to random section of hair for a more piecey look, ideal for straighter styles or shorter haircuts.

5. Don’t be a helmut head
Translated, a helmut head is someone who is soooo in love with their hairspray, they cause serious environmental damage in their quest to ensure their hair wouldn’t move out of place in a cyclone. To nail French girl hair, the rule is if you can’t run your fingers through it, you’ve failed. #nocrunchallowed. We know it’s not always possible to live life without hairspray, but if you can’t break up with it, then use it cleverly. Choose a spray that has flexibility and isn’t rough to the touch, such as Kérastase Laque Couture or L’Oréal Wild Stylers Crêpage de Chignon. Another tip, after you have styled your hair, spray it all over with hairspray then blowdry it again quickly to dry the spray into your hair. This will give you a much more natural hold without looking stiff.

Pro Tip: Feeling lazy? Here’s a tip on how to get tousled waves without using a tong. Pre-dry lengths to 80% dry, spritz with L’Oréal French Girl Hair Messy Cliché texture definition spray and braid your hair starting from your cheekbones. Use a hair dryer to dry your braids, tousling them with your fingers. Undo the plaits, scrunching the lengths to emphasise the desired messy effect. With up to 48h anti-frizz, the spray acts as your hair’s protective trench coat on damp Parisian days.

For more information, visit www.franckprovost.com.au
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